The Old School:

making pictures the old way

Analogue photography is often a slow way to take photograph.
You don’t know if the shot will be a success or a big fail, until you have developed the film.
I love film photography. I love the limitations analogue photography has. You have a limited amount of photos on a roll.
You must think beforehand,
Is the shutter peed OK as well as the aperture? How is it with the sharpness, Is the focus where I want it?
Is the composition good enough to spend a picture?

Making analogue prints is a beautiful slow process with a lot of

patience involved. Well worth doing.The

magic happens in the darkness.

  1. Put the negative in the enlarger. Turn its lamp on and adjust sharpness and aperture. Turn off the light.
  2. Put the light sensitive paper under the enlarger, let its light flow a specific amount of time.
  3. Put the paper in the developer. Under the red light see how the picture emerge from the white paper. Stop the developing and fix the paper.
  4. Turn the light on. Rinse and inspect the paper. Is the picture OK? No! Adjust the exposure time and contrast filter, and do the same again, and again until you are satisfied.

Pinhole Camera, Ranica 6×12

Contaflex I, 1953 – 1958

Zeiss Ikon 6×9

Zeiss Ikonta 6x9
Ziess Ikona 6x9

Graflex 4×5


Nikon F2 SLR

Nikon f2

Vermeer 6×9

Falling Plate Camera from about 1895